Pecks Brook Falls - Mt. Greylock Reservation.

 Adams, MA 425K

Either way, a hike to the Pecks Falls on Mt. Greylock Reservation is going require you to walk up hill one way or the other.  However, the trail systems on Mt. Greylock are in very good condition. I've done it both ways and found the top down is the shortest, but you have to walk up hill on the way back. Of course its visa versa from the bottom up. Off season in late fall or early spring, the gates to the reservation are still closed, the bottom up is the only way to visit the falls. Once at the shelter site, to get to the base of the falls you have to scramble down steep embankments, which means getting back up them also. The best way I found was to walk back up the spur trail and where there is an additional brook that if you follow down, joins Pecks Brook just below the falls. This also minimizes environment impact and erosion near the shelter/falls.
GPS Coordinates

42° 37' 29" N ..... 73° 10' 00" W


2487 ft. above sea level


Located on Dept. of Conservation & Recreation State Park. Camping and fires are permitted at the Pecks Brook Shelter. Check with DCR or Fish & Games for seasonal fire alerts or bans. Swimming is not applicable. Dogs must be leashed.

Directions to Pecks Brook Shelter Falls on Mt. Greylock Reservation.

From the top of Mt Greylock: Where Rockwell Road and Notch Road meet just below the summit, a small dirt parking area sits across from the end of Notch Road. Follow the “Gould “ trail down for .75 of a mile, as you descend you'll reach the “Pecks Brook Shelter” a trail spur and this is where the falls are just below the shelters campsite. Or one can drive from the center of Adams at the William McKinley statue take Maple street to its end, turn left onto West Road. Travel .5 of a mile and turn right on West Mountain Road. Drive up 1 mile to a dirt parking area locate on a sharp bend of the road. From here the hike to the the shelter and the falls is 1.3 miles utilizing the Gould Trail and the spur trail to the Pecks Brook shelter.